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Pence sticks with faith and family, as Notre Dame grads walk out on his commencement speech

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 15:15
Vice President Mike Pence forged ahead Sunday with his University of Norte Dame commencement speech as some in attendance walked out, encouraging the graduates to keep their religious faith, value the freedom of speech and saying “the future is yours.”

Notre Dame grads walk out on Pence as VP addresses commencement

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 15:15
Vice President Mike Pence forged ahead with his commencement speech at the University of Notre Dame Sunday as some in attendance walked out, encouraging the graduates to keep their religious faith and value the freedom of speech while adding “the future is yours.”

Tom Mechler: Texas GOP head resigns, citing family and finances

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 14:32
Texas Republican Party Chairman Tom Mechler resigned Saturday, citing family and financial reasons.

Congressional panels pledge thorough probe into Comey firing

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 13:43
Members of key congressional committees pledged Sunday to proceed with aggressive investigations into Russia's meddling into the U.S. election and any ties with the Trump campaign, saying the American people need a full airing as to why former FBI director James Comey was ousted.

Tillerson waits on Turkey embassy brawl; McCain says 'look at the clip'

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 13:30
Top Washington Republicans expressed more dismay Sunday about a recent clash outside a Turkish Embassy between non-violent protestors and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan security team but disagreed about the next step.

Hill Republicans wary of cuts in Trump's 2018 budget plan out Tuesday

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 13:23
President Donald Trump's budget hasn't been released yet, but that's not stopping some of Capitol Hill's most important Republicans from giving it a cold shoulder.

Transcript of Trump's speech at Arab Islamic American Summit

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 11:13
Read the full transcript of President Trump's speech to Muslim leaders at Sunday's Arab Islamic American Summit:

Trump, in speech to Muslim leaders, calls for shutting down terror funding

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 11:00
President Trump Sunday in a highly-anticipated speech to Muslim leaders during his first foreign trip called for unity between the U.S. and Middle Eastern nations in the fight to “stamp out extremism.”

If everybody could drop the Weiner story, CNN’s politics reporter would appreciate it (Open thread)

Michelle Malkin - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 10:27

**Written by Doug Powers

Another Sunday is upon us, so here we go with the weekly open thread…

Anthony Weiner, the perverted Democrat former congressman and soon-to-be ex-husband of Hillary Clinton’s top aid Huma Abedin, turned himself in to the FBI and issued a guilty plea to sending obscene material to a minor, and will also have to register as a sex offender. CNN Political Reporter Chris Cillizza (formerly of WaPo) would appreciate it if everybody would now drop it:

Those are the facts. Now, can we please agree to just stop talking about Weiner?
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Let’s not get back on that ride. No matter what he says or how much remorse he expresses, it’s clear that attention fuels Weiner. It’s his lifeblood. So let’s not give it to him.

The legal proceedings are now closed. Weiner is totally irrelevant politically. His wife, who remains a major player in Hillary Clinton’s orbit, has filed for divorce, according to CNN’s Dan Merica. There’s literally no reason to write or talk about Anthony Weiner anymore.

So, let’s not. He’s an example of a bad apple that makes politicians — and, to be honest, people — look bad. There’ are plenty of other intriguing people, places and things happening in politics. Let’s cover them instead.

Hey, he’d make the same request if the same story were about a spouse of a Republican’s top aide, right?

Cillizza’s big on not talking about certain things:

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Hillary Clinton supporter and former Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz had some bad news Friday night for the anti-Trump Resistance Army:

Safe Space crowd status: Standing room only.

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Reality checks like that shared by Dershowitz can’t interrupt the impeachment fever dreams of some congressional Dems, though:

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They’ve now officially combed through that memo more than Dems ever read the Affordable Care Act.

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Democrats are pointing to this story as evidence that women are running out of places to go for “health care,” all because of Republicans:

Planned Parenthood said Thursday that it will close four of its 12 clinics in Iowa as a result of state budget cuts.

Facilities in Sioux City, Burlington and Keokuk will be shut down June 30, while its clinic in Bettendorf will remain open a few additional months.
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Planned Parenthood announced earlier this week closings of its only clinic in Wyoming and three in New Mexico.

But I’m willing to bet Planned Parenthood will somehow still able to come up with tens of millions of dollars to donate to Democrats in the next couple election cycles.

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The California Democratic Party chairman kept it predictably classy in his farewell address:

Burton regained his typically cantankerous posture when he closed his farewell by addressing President Trump — bluntly, directly and defiantly.

“Now, all together,” he told the delegates, preparing to hurl an F-bomb. “[Expletive] Donald Trump.”

He raised both middle fingers toward the crowd.

For a moment, protests were forgotten, and the audience roared.

Yeah, that’ll put Dems back in power.

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Here’s President Trump’s speech he just delivered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Note the distinct lack of apologizing for the U.S. that is sure to make progressives in Congress step up their impeachment effort:

WATCH LIVE: President Trump is giving a major speech on Islam in Saudi Arabia to leaders of the Muslim world. https://t.co/jcp238JIic

— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) May 21, 2017

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Fun fact: Kim Jong Un’s refrigerator light is clearly visible from orbit:

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Al Gore will congratulate NK for their contribution toward the fight against climate change in 3… 2… 1…

Have a good Sunday all!

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Trump calls for stamping out financing of terrorist groups to Muslim leaders

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 09:38
President Trump Sunday in a highly-anticipated speech to Muslim leaders during his first foreign trip called for unity between the U.S. and Middle Eastern nations in the fight to “stamp out extremism.”

Tillerson: Focus of Saudi visit is ending terrorism, essential to improving human rights

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 09:07
President Trump while in Saudi Arabia is getting “concrete commitments” from Persian Gulf leaders to end radical Islamic terrorism but is not pressing the issue of human rights violations in the region, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday.

Trump to call for 'stamping out extremism' in speech to Muslim leaders

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 08:30
President Trump Sunday in a highly-anticipated speech to Muslim leaders during his first foreign trip is expected to call for unity in the fight to “stamp out extremism.”

US trade representative says United States won't return to Trans-Pacific Partnership

Fox News (Politics) - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 03:35
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer reaffirmed on Sunday that the United States will not return to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

Twitter creator laments role of social media in election of Trump

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 19:51
A co-founder of Twitter said he’s sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House — as the president has suggested.

GOP candidate running for governor presses McAuliffe on climate change

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 16:58
A Republican lawmaker in the 2017 Virginia governor’s race is calling for a legislative investigation into Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s order to restrict carbon emissions from power plants.

In Saudi Arabia, Tillerson argues Iran is Trump's top Gulf region concern

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 16:34
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Saturday in Saudi Arabia that the focal point of President Trump’s visit to the Gulf nation is to curb the threat of neighboring Iran, while putting much of the burden on recently reelected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Now Hillary can blame her loss on somebody other than just Comey and Russia

Michelle Malkin - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 15:30

**Written by Doug Powers

Hillary Clinton now knows another reason why she wasn’t 50 points ahead: Damn you, Twitter!

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams apologized for the role Twitter may have played in electing President Trump.

In an interview published Saturday in The New York Times, Williams discussed the president’s March claim to Fox News that “I think that maybe I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Twitter.”

“It’s a very bad thing, Twitter’s role in that,” Williams told the Times. “If it’s true that he wouldn’t be president if it weren’t for Twitter, then yeah, I’m sorry.”

If anybody needs me, I’ll be spending the rest of the day trying to figure out how Twitter kept Hillary out of Wisconsin and made her pledge to put coal country out of work.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Pence plays Trump's loyal VP across Midwest, amid White House controversies

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 12:00
Vice President Pence kept a busy Saturday while President Trump was overseas, espousing the president's leadership in a college commencement speech and urging Americans to thank U.S. military personnel.

Pence cites Trump's 'leadership' in commencement address

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 12:00
Vice President Mike Pence urged graduating students at a Pennsylvania college to become leaders and cited President Donald Trump's "leadership and perseverance" as an example.

Trump calls Saudi visit 'tremendous,' in critical first overseas trip

Fox News (Politics) - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 10:45
President Trump on Saturday began his first overseas trip as president with a stop in Saudi Arabia, calling the visit a “tremendous day” and pledging to work with leader King Salman to bring peace to the Gulf region and forge stronger economic ties, in large part through a roughly $10 billion arms deal.

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